Baldur’s Gate 3: Hirelings Recruitment Guide 

Time to purchase an undead army of your own in Baldur's Gate 3.

Hirelings are recruitable companions in Baldur’s Gate 3 that you can purchase from Withers. These undead people were once great warriors in their respective classes, and now you can hire them to do your bidding. 

These hirelings have specific skills and roles in Baldur’s Gate 3. They can fight alongside you as a companion but not as a permanent part of your team, as they don’t have personal stories or quests. However, you can still talk to them by exchanging dialogue. Indeed, having a hireling on your side is a great way to take some burden off during combat. 

How to recruit a Hireling in Baldur’s Gate 3 

A Hireling can only be recruited by paying 100 gold to Withers. He is an undead NPC that you can meet and recruit at Dank Crypt. If you miss him, he will join your camp automatically later.

There are specific rules to recruiting a hireling in Baldur’s Gate 3.

  • You must pay 100 gold to Withers per hireling.
  • Your character level must be at least 3 to hire one.
  • You can only recruit a hireling if you have space in your party. If you don’t, you can dismiss an active party member, and the Hireling will replace them.
  • If you replace a hireling with a party member, the hireling will stay at your camp and won’t leave.
  • You can dismiss a hireling, and they will leave the camp. You will need to pay 100 gold to hire them again.
  • You can recruit a maximum of 3 hirelings at a time.
  • As of patch 4, you can change the appearance of your hireling as soon as you hire them from Withers.
  • Each hireling arrives at level 1 but gets the same experience as you. You can immediately level them up to your current level.
  • By controlling the hireling at camp, you can interact with Withers and ask them to change their class.
  • However, you can’t change the race or background of any Hireling.
  • You have complete freedom over Hireling’s abilities and skills.
  • Each hireling arrives with two recovery potions and 1 Revivify scroll. You can transfer these items from their inventory to yours.
  • Any weapon or armor (depending on proficiency) can be equipped on the newly recruited hireling. 
  • You can’t romance a hireling.
  • Hirelings can’t consume Illithid Tadpole specimens to gain Illithid Powers.

List of all Hirelings in Baldur’s Gate 3 

Baldur’s Gate 3 has 12 hirelings, one from each class; you can recruit from Withers. Here is a list of all Withers hirelings, including their classes and backgrounds. 

Hireling Name Class Race 
Brinna Brightsong Bard Lightfoot Halfling 
Danton Druid Mephistopheles Tiefling 
Eldra Luthrinn Barbarian Gold Dwarf 
Jacelyn Sorcerer High Half-Elf 
Kerz Paladin Half-Orc 
Kree Derryck Warlock Duregar 
Maddala Deadeye Rogue Human 
Sina’zith Monk Githyanki 
Sir Fuzzalump Wizard Rock Gnome 
Varanna Sunblossom Fighter Wood Half-Elf 
Ver’yll Wenkiir Ranger Lolth-Sworn Drow 
Zenith Feur’sel Cleric High Elf 

You can download a mod called Hirelings Unleashed – All in One from NexusMods to have other NPCS, like Alfira and Dror Ragzlin, as hirelings.

Why should you get a Hireling?

There are two reasons to hire a hireling in Baldur’s Gate 3. The first is to achieve the “Outsourcing” trophy/achievement for the completionists and trophy hunters.

The companions in Baldur’s Gate 3 don’t cover all the classes. While you can always change their class and playstyle with Withers’s help, this can become cumbersome.

For this reason, you can hire a hireling with a class currently unavailable to your party. Bard is one such example. If you are not playing a bard, why not get Brinna Brightsong? This adds a lot of variety and flavor to your current team.

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